April 29, 2013

Young people from all over Multnomah County turned the tables on community leaders Saturday, asking for commitments on violence prevention. The Rob Ingram Youth Summit Against Violence gave students a chance to talk about what they think would be most effective.

Pearla Alvarez attends Catlin Gabel school on Portland's west side, but she says she decided to get involved because she didn't feel safe in her East County neighborhood.

"I have to watch that no one's following me." Alvarez says. "And I see a lot of gang members in the park next to my house.